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Krish Ahuja (r.) on his first job in 1966 at Rolls Royce’s Aero-Engine Division in Derby, United Kingdom. Photo provided by Krish Ahuja.
He Who Quieted The Deafening Jets


In 1969, the roar of a passing jet airliner broke a bone in Carolyn Brobrek’s inner ear, as…
Real Artificial Gravity for SpaceX Starship

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Despite the many, many problems we face in the world today, it is still an exciting time to…
Low-cost device generates electricity using natural cooling phenomenon

6 days ago

The technology could eventually aid the more than 1 billion people around the world who lack reliable access…
Discovery of periodic tables for molecules

September 9, 2019

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) develop tables similar to the periodic table of elements but…
HOT SHOT findings could save defense tech developers time and money

September 3, 2019

An early milestone for developing missile technologies is to show they can work in computer-simulations or large-scale field…
Water harvester makes it easy to quench your thirst in the desert

August 28, 2019

With water scarcity a growing problem worldwide, University of California, Berkeley, researchers are close to producing a microwave-sized…
Still from a video showing how UCLA researchers used electric voltage to move droplets on a surface, using a process they call electrodewetting. Image credit: CJ Kim/UCLA
Researchers flip how electrical signals move liquid droplets

August 27, 2019

The advance – using an electrical push rather than a pull – could lead to more reliable medical…
Measuring the Charge of Electrons in a High-Temp Superconductor

August 22, 2019

Scientists found a large concentration of electron pairs outside key temperature and energy ranges; this finding could inform…
Why Precise Flow Measurement Is Quintessential

August 20, 2019

The need for clean, healthy, and safe water is very important in municipal, commercial, and industrial environments. For…
Treat cancer with cold plasma? Purdue aerospace engineer helps bring first clinical trial

August 20, 2019

Purdue aerospace engineer Alexey Shashurin assisted in the development of the Canady Helios Cold Plasma System and Scalpel,…
Temperature monitoring system. Image credit: U.S. Air Force / Beau Wade via, Public Domain
A Brief Introduction Into Key Functionality of Temperature Sensors and Temperature Transmitters

August 16, 2019

Temperature is different from heat despite the two terms closely linked to each other. Heat is a unit…
XSEDE Stampede2, ECSS Helps Simulate Shock Turbulence Interactions

August 16, 2019

This may come as a shock, if you’re moving fast enough. The shock being shock waves. A balloon’s…
For superconductors, discovery comes from disorder

August 16, 2019

Useful chaos — introduced disorder improves superconductivity. Discovered more than 100 years ago, superconductivity continues to captivate scientists…
Researchers develop improved method for studying tsunami risk to bridges, buildings, roads

August 16, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University are paving the way toward greater safety for coastal residents and infrastructure by…
A New Lens for Life-Searching Space Telescopes

August 8, 2019

Researchers from the University of Arizona have designed a new kind of telescope that is a cheaper, lighter…
Earthquake or underground explosion?

August 7, 2019

Experiments help differentiate between nuclear tests and natural events Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group…
In the future, this electricity-free tech could help cool buildings in metro areas

August 7, 2019

Engineers have designed a new system that can help cool buildings in crowded metropolitan areas without consuming electricity,…
Novel camera system could provide cost-effective way to monitor crop temperatures, MU researchers find

August 2, 2019

A hot plant is an early warning sign of an under-watered, unhealthy plant, which makes monitoring crop temperatures…
Researchers develop novel process to study how trees affect building temperatures, air flow in extreme heat

August 1, 2019

Researchers at Iowa State University have developed a model to test how shading and air flow can improve…
Deeper understanding of nanobubbles could improve the design of ships’ propellers and cancer treatment

August 1, 2019

Ship propellers are like wheels on a car. They do experience a lot of stress and wear rather…
Ultra-thin Layers of Rust Generate Electricity from Flowing Water

July 31, 2019

There are many ways to generate electricity—batteries, solar panels, wind turbines, and hydroelectric dams, to name a few…
Study reveals new structure of gold at extremes

July 31, 2019

Gold is an extremely important material for high-pressure experiments and is considered the “gold standard” for calculating pressure…
As Meteorites Slice Through the Atmosphere, They are Sculpted Into Cones

July 30, 2019

Since it first formed roughly 4.5 billion years ago, planet Earth has been subject to impacts by asteroids…
Stanford researchers developing technologies that run on light

July 29, 2019

The future of faster, more efficient information processing may come down to light rather than electricity. Mark Lawrence, a…
Solar Flares, Bubble Rings, and Ink Chandeliers

July 29, 2019

Computer simulations elucidate the mathematics governing twisting vortex rings. Engineers from Caltech have generated a computer simulation of…
Seismologists Monitor Ridgecrest Aftershocks Using Novel Fiber Optic Network

July 26, 2019

Seismologists from Caltech are using fiber optic cables to monitor and record the aftershocks from the 2019 Ridgecrest…
Researchers imaged subtle motions of a molecule known as N-methyl morpholine when excited by UV light. Credit: Brown University / SLAC
Caught in the act: Images capture molecular motions in real time

July 24, 2019

Researchers have shot a “movie” of subtle molecular motions in unprecedented detail, shedding light on previously unseen chemical…
New Laws of Attraction: Scientists Print Magnetic Liquid Droplets

July 19, 2019

Revolutionary material could lead to 3D-printable magnetic liquid devices for the fabrication of flexible electronics, or artificial cells…
Crystalline ‘artificial muscle’ makes paper doll do sit-ups

July 18, 2019

Scary movies about dolls that can move, like Anabelle and Chucky, are popular at theaters this summer. Meanwhile,…
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Performing Chemistry in Floating Droplets

July 18, 2019

Could chemists be ready to ditch the venerable test tube, the very symbol of chemistry in the minds…
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